Our Country's Good
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Paul Muir
Thursdays through Saturdays
4:30pm at the Rosebud Studio Stage
Featuring students in RSA’s Mentorship program this gritty & raw portrayal of the very broken correctional system of 18th century England is told with truth & passion, exposing the awful and desperate conditions of Australian penal colonies. Our Country’s Good is ultimately however a story of the hope and redemption that is possible through the power of theatre & storytelling.
The year is 1788 and the first convict ship from England has just landed on the shore of New South Wales, Australia. The convicts are guilty of minor crimes and are sentenced to either 7 or 14 years in the new penal colony. One British officer believes that the power of story could transform the hearts and minds of these convicts by putting on a play using these very convicts as actors.
Suitable for audiences aged 15 and up.